Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)
The psychology program is academic but also equips students with the labor market skills necessary by the profession. It provides students with a solid background in psychology and its methods. Students will focus on contemporary developments in the field of psychology and be prepared for careers in applied research, human resources and health services.
- to develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively;
- to develop an appreciation of and respect for social, moral, and ethical values as the foundation of one’s relationship to others and one’s responsibilities to community and country;
- to develop the students analytical, decision-making and communication competencies together with those qualities of self reliance, responsibility, integrity and self-awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution to organizations;
- to build breadth of perspective through the general education requirements and provide sufficient specialization to meet basic professional and career requirements;
- to provide the student with the basic requirements for academic and/or career advancement.
- to provide the students with a solid training in psychology and its methods.
- to foster awareness of contemporary developments and issues in psychology.
- to prepare students for careers in fields that utilize knowledge of psychology and its methods. Such fields might include: applied research, human resources and health services.
- to provide graduates with a thorough academic basis for advancing to higher level education in psychology and related disciplines. Such preparation can lead to professions in a wide range of specialized fields, such as, within: mental health, applied research, education, and human resources management.
- Have detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of current models, theories, concepts, research and issues in key areas of Psychology.
- Be able to apply a wide range of psychological concepts to understand behavior in various contexts.
- Be able to confidently engage in conducting research, including the design and analysis of experiments, questionnaires and of qualitative research methods.
- Be able to evaluate information in order to plan and implement investigative and research strategies.
- Be able to work independently within a structured context.
- Be able to work effectively in a team
- Appreciate the importance of professional development.
- Be able to take responsibility for her own learning and self development
- Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and synthesize creatively multiple perspectives.
Applied psychology, applied research, human resources management and mental health services, among others.
All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology must complete the following requirements:
|General Education Requirements||21||37|
|General Education Requirements||21 Credits||37 ECTS|
|CSC190||Computer Fundamentals and Applications||3||5|
|ENG103||Instruction in Expository Writing||3||6|
|MAT131||Finite Mathematics with Calculus||3||5|
|PHL102||Introduction to Ethics||3||6|
|N/A||Social Sciences and Humanities Elective||3||6|
|Major Requirements||63 Credits||121 ECTS|
|PSY115||Statistics in Psychologigal Science I||3||5|
|PSY225||Statistics in Psychological Science II||3||6|
|PSY240||An Introduction to Biopsychology||3||6|
|PSY253||Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology||3||6|
|PSY340||Theories of Learning||3||6|
|PSY353||Sensation and Perception||3||6|
|PSY390||History and Systems of Psychology||3||6|
|PSY401||Research Methods in Psychology||3||6|
|PSY453||Senior Project in Psychology||3||7|
|PSY454||Practicum in Psychology||3||6|
|Major Electives||36 Credits||67 ECTS|
Students select twelve courses from the following list
|PSY203||Child and adolescent development||3||6|
|PSY205||Adult Development and Aging||3||6|
|PSY206||Fundamentals of Human Sexuality||3||5|
|PSY212||Psychology of Gender||3||5|
|PSY215||An Introduction to Group Dynamics||3||5|
|PSY320||Introduction to Counseling||3||6|
|PSY352||Abnormal Child Psychology||3||6|
|PSY354||Theories of Intelligence||3||6|
|PSY406||Special Topics in Psychology||3||6|
|PSY411||Psychology of the Family||3||6|
|PSY412||Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory||3||6|
|PSY415||Psychology of Religion||3||6|
|PSY450||Introduction to Clinical Psychology||3||6|
|PSY451||Techniques of Counseling||3||6|
|Free Electives||9 Credits||15 ECTS|
The General Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Elective Courses can be found in the booklet courses of instruction.
Free Electives: Any approved course offered by the University.